The Saga Of Submarines

Submarines are amongst the most complex engineering marvels of this era. Today these crafts can alone steer the course of a war. A meagre knowledge that you have one of these, is enough to send a chill down your enemy’s spine.   Today’s Submarines are a result of almost 30 decades of perseverance and incremental... Continue Reading →

India : Unsung Maritime History Part IV

Bombay Dockyards crowned jewel, Hms Trincomalee's keel was laid in April 1816. She floated out of Bombay dock on 12th Oct 1817. Commisioned on 15th oct 1818. The ship belonged to a class of 38-gun Fifth Rates which were the Royal Navy’s standard frigate type for the whole of the Napoleonic Wars. Soon after her first voyage, she... Continue Reading →

India : Unsung Maritime History Part III

The rise of Bombay Dockyard was a result of its strategic natural harbour which was naturally isolated from land-attacks. The English realized this potential in the early 1600's and began its campaigns to acquire it. But it was only in 1735 that the East India Company (The English Empire had leased Bombay to the East India... Continue Reading →

India : Unsung Maritime History Part II

Taking things forward from our previous post. As we move ahead in time in the era after Christ from 4th to 6th century  i.e. during the Gupta Empire under the leadership of Samudragupta Maurya and Vikramaditya, several seaports were constructed on the eastern and western coasts. Trade with Europe until then was monopolized by  Southern India... Continue Reading →

India : Unsung Maritime History

India’s vast coastline of roughly 7000kms has always attracted huge amounts of trade. But seldom is India’s contribution to shipbuilding talked about. Today let us address India's glorious past of in shipbuilding. India has a very rich maritime history. It is this history that is very seldom talked about when we talk about the glorious... Continue Reading →

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